Young Man Invited 89-Year-Old Neighbor To Live With Him To Spend Her Last Days In Company

A touching story of love and friendship between a young man and his old neighbor during her final days on earth is all you need to read today to restore your belief in humanity. Norma and Chris had a strong bond that transcended everything else. They made sure to make the most of their limited time together. They simply lived life to the fullest with no regrets and only love and respect for each other.

Today, most humans are plagued by selfishness, and there are few stories that can touch our hearts. In a few years’ time, an unlikely duo became best friends and showed the world the true meaning of friendship.

Chris Salvatore moved to the city when he was 31 and had no friends. He introduced himself to his old neighbor at that time. Norma Cook lived alone with her cat, Hermes, at the time, and was 89 years old. Chris eventually invited Norma to move in with him, since she needed constant care.

“She couldn’t be happier that I asked,” Chris said. I was over there every day anyway. She had no other choice but to enter a facility. I couldn’t do that to someone who is like my grandmother.”

A few years later, Norma, 89, suffered from health-related issues and Chris stepped in and offered his help. She suffered from multiple health complications, as well as leukemia, which meant her medical expenses were piling up as well. So, Christ set up a GoFundMe for Norma, which prompted donations. Both Norma and Chris used to spend time together, enjoying each other’s unique friendship. They used to do fun games and activities together and soon became best friends and family.

Norma p.a.s.s.e.d away peacefully four years after they met, so their time together was limited.

Although Norma is no longer here, this beautiful friendship will endure. 

Norma opened the hearts of so many people during a time when it was desperately needed. She was a powerful woman who could bring people together who otherwise would not have met.

It was with deep sadness that Chris shared the news of Norma’s d.eath. He shared that all she wanted was to pass from this world with dignity intact, which Chris ensured until the very end. 

They are a perfect example of how we should treat each other, whether we are neighbors, family members, or strangers. “It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that earlier today the world lost an incredibly inspiring and beautiful woman, Norma. While she may no longer physically be among us, her spirit will live forever in the hearts of so many. Norma helped me realize that we are all created to love and all desire to be loved through her story.”

Chris told TODAY that Norma was the grandmother he lost and that Norma called him the grandson she never had. By taking lessons from each other’s example, perhaps this holiday season we can learn to be a little kinder. Happy Holidays!

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